Sunday, April 14, 2024

Poultry is a ‘top,’ and leading industry

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — When looking at leading industries, the nation’s chicken, turkey, and egg producers are at the top of the peak. They lead in food choices and are leading in production numbers as well.

“The U.S. poultry industry is the world’s largest producer and second largest exporter of poultry meat and major egg producer,” USDA’s Economic Research Service notes. “U.S. consumption of poultry meat (broilers, other chicken, and turkey) is considerably higher than beef or pork, but less than total red meat consumption.”

ERS adds that 18 percent of the total. . .

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